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    ATTN: Bike punks!! Help!!

    How did the stem break off and what does it look like now? I could *try* to think of a solution depending on how it's broken. But like Steve said, slim chance. Tubeless tires rely on the pressure within the tire to hold the valve in the proper position, so even if I can think of something...
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    Haven't been here in a long while

    and probably won't be logging in again any time soon. Nothing personal, just too busy to keep up with multiple social networking sites when there's so much other cool shit I could be doing. I miss some of you though, if any of you remember me. I still will log in from time to time, but like I...
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    Featured How to Cure a Staph Infection

    Nice. I might caution you to do the same thing, my friend. Rubbing alcohol and denatured alcohol are not the same. Denatured alcohol (often used as an industrial solvent) DOES contain isopropyl alcohol...and acetone...and methynol...and dyes. Lots of stuff you wouldn't want in an open...
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    Featured How to Cure a Staph Infection

    Just another note: Listerine and generic equivalents are good antiseptics -because- they contain large amounts of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Rubbing alcohol can be substituted (but doesn't make a very good mouthwash). Also, rubbing alcohol IS meant for rubbing, and it is unpleasant. If you...
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    Polyamory

    I personally feel that polyamory is more "natural" than monogamy, at least for me. For a lot of the reasons that Gudj mentioned, I have a primary partner and am open to others (both for me and my partner). I can't imagine having a relationship as strong and long lasting as what I have being...
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    Effective 'resistance' versus pointless rioting?

    The POINT is visibility. Not saying that's always accomplished, but that's usually the goal. People get confused on this issue though: the point is not to make yourself visible, but to make the issue visible. I see both mob-riots and pacifist sit-down strikes effective depending on the...
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    how do you kill snakes?

    I would really advise not fucking with snakes unless you HAVE to. Of course. But as I currently live right on a canal there are water moccassins (cotton mouths) that stick around in my back yard sometimes. Since I have outdoor cats I use a hoe with a long handle and whack their heads off...
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    Postcard Exchange

    Rash! You're that Rash? I think I have postcards you sent me. I was Oral Defecation on IAMBMEzine before I gave up on that. And I'd love to exchange postcards. If anyone wants my address, PM me.
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    doggie diet...

    Dogs don't like dry food once they know how much it sucks. Trust me, I've eaten it. I know I'm weird, but I can 100% assure you that dry food is shit. Dogs aren't genetically programmed to eat dehydrated old corn-filled crap. And wet food isn't all that much better, just more palatable...
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    stupid fucking hangovers

    My grandfather (who puts bourbon in his morning coffee) told me when I was six years old- space your drinks twenty minutes apart and you won't get a hangover. That works to a certain extent. Other than that, water. When I have nasty hangovers I burn bread and eat it. Not just toasted, I make...
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    Kidney Health

    Thanks. I did go back to the doctor and it does appear to be more than what I can manage on my own. I've got to balance my own electrolytes and measure my urine output and shit. It's actually a bit scary. And I'm allowed neither broccoli nor potatoes! The horrors! But in the interest of...
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    Photos first leg in florida

    Those turnips look like ube before they ripen and turn purple. Is that what they are?
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    2012??

    The Mayans actually said December 2012 is the end of TIME. Not the end of the world. And with the translations and all, who knows what they actually meant by that. I do think it's possible that a prediction was made that may relate to a geological event (like a polar shift, for instance), but...
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    White Ghettos

    I live in unincorporated Delray Beach, FL, not far from Speedy really. Florida is full of redneck "white ghettos" as you call them. So is Southern Georgia. In South Florida though, the areas are small and fairly segregated. My particular neighborhood is quite racially mixed, but just North...
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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Hey Mo- You can handle this. You're fucking strong-willed and tough as shit, and nobody is going to get away with hurting you. Most of the time people who are acting intimidating are doing so out of some fear/insecurity/problem themselves, so keep in mind that you're not dealing with people...